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One knowledge hub for all your business needs. 

Your success is our business. Every day, ATBS provides expert tax, accounting and business advice to independent contractors. We cull that knowledge every month to produce a variety of educational resources including newsletters, webinars, eBooks, videos, social media posts, white papers and more.





Who should I hire to do my taxes?

Who should I hire to do my taxes?

January 2016. Sometimes the last thing anyone wants to think about is filing their taxes or wondering if they have found a good tax preparer.  But it’s better to conduct this search as early as possible as the closer you get to tax day, the harder it is to find a quality tax preparer.

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How Your Driving Habits Affect Fuel Mileage

How Your Driving Habits Affect Fuel Mileage

January 2016. Right now the cost of fuel is low, but it may not always be that way. While you cannot control the cost of fuel, you do have some control over the rate of consumption. Aside from purchasing fuel efficient tires and driving an aerodynamic truck, understand how simply changing your driving habits can greatly improve your fuel economy.

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Where is my 1099?

Where is my 1099?

January 2016. Many professional truck drivers choose to contract their services to carriers and fleets. The 1099 is a tax form which allows the IRS to track any payment given by a company to independent contractors for their services.

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Tips for Trucking with Pets

Tips for Trucking with Pets

December 2015. Being on the road for days and weeks at a time can become quite lonely. That’s why many owner-operators choose to have a co-pilot – and not of the human variety. Here are a few things to keep in mind when trucking with pets.

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How to Pay Less Taxes eBook

How to Pay Less Taxes eBook

December 2015.How to Pay Less Taxes” will reveal important deductions and commonly overlooked expenses that can significantly reduce your tax burden. Discover how the smartest independent contractors employ our top tax strategies to pay less taxes. 

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Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act (PATH)

Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act (PATH)

December 2015. On December 18, 2015, the President signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH) which extends and/or makes permanent many of the tax provisions that expired on December 31, 2014. A number of the tax provisions in PATH may affect you. 

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2016 Trucking Tax Calendar

2016 Trucking Tax Calendar

December 2015. Download the 2016 Trucking Tax Calendar to stay ahead of all of the important tax deadlines for this year. The calendar also includes ATBS reminders and national holidays.

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5 Things You Need to Know Before Switching to CNG

5 Things You Need to Know Before Switching to CNG

December 2015. There has been a huge push in the recent years for trucks, buses, and other vehicles to switch from diesel and gasoline to compressed natural gas (CNG) and there are many benefits to doing this. However, these are 5 things you need to know before making the switch.

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The Electronic Logging Device Mandate: What You Need to Know

The Electronic Logging Device Mandate: What You Need to Know

December 2015. The Electronic Logging Device rule becomes mandate and over 3.1 million vehicles across the country will need to be equipped with electronic logging devices to electronically log Hours of Service (HOS) within two years. Find out what this means for you.

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5 Reasons You Need to Quit Smoking

5 Reasons You Need to Quit Smoking

December 2015. Over 50 percent of commercial truck drivers smoke cigarettes and only 8 percent exercise regularly. If you smoke, read these 5 reasons to quit.

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